Satyr's Tale, 12"x 7"x 10", Fired Clay with stains Private collection: Washington DC USA
Satyr's Tale (Akouo) enjoys some fine company in her new home. Photo courtesy of http://www.tolomeophotography.com/
Equiina, Ampitrite and Satyr's Tale are sisters that were created during my first invited artist residency at Buffalo Creek Art Center in Gardnerville, NV. BCAC is a beautiful facility nestled in the foothills just on the other side of the mountains from Lake Tahoe. Well equipped with metal working equipment, the ceramics facility was just getting started that first year. There was only a tiny kiln, so I chose to create several fanciful small works.
I found some charming silver goblets at a consignment shop. They made my mind wander into a story of a goddess offering a drink of some wondrous elixir and so, Amphitrite and Equiina came into being.
Satyr's Tale was born of two similar models poses, one with the male seeming to tell a rollicking tale and the other, a female rapt with attention. So far, only the female has come into being - I'm still waiting for her raconteur to come into being. As sometimes happens, I changed my mind about her patina and so in her current form, she is a classic black.